Safety officials have championed what’s known as positive train control technology for decades, but the railroad industry has sought to postpone having to install it because of the high cost and technological issues.
Commuters are advised to expect some possible delays
The Metro-North train that derailed while rounding a riverside curve in the Bronx was traveling at 82 mph at the time, a federal official said Monday.
Nearly two weeks after a failed electrical circuit cut power to the New Haven line, service returned to a full schedule of trains for rush-hour Monday morning to Grand Central Terminal.
Crews were preparing this weekend for the full resumption of service on the Metro-North New Haven Line, nearly two weeks after a power meltdown caused a major service disruption.
Metro-North will conduct a test running trains on the rails this weekend as the final stage to ensure the repairs were successful.
The railroad says all trains are running with scattered delays of up to 15 minutes until 10 p.m. After 10 p.m., bus service will connect commuters to shuttle train service.
Service is expected to resume on Metro-North’s Hudson line in time for the Monday morning commute, following a suspension triggered by a freight train derailment Thursday night. The transit agency said delays were possible for the morning rush hour.
Riders who use Metro-North’s Hudson Line had a tough Friday commute and traveling on the rails over the weekend was expected to be rough as well.
A freight train derailment in the Bronx has forced service on Metro-North’s Hudson line to be suspended indefinitely, the transit agency announced Thursday night.
The fact that the NTSB has said that it will take a year and a half to issue a probable cause finding for the derailment and crash is outrageous, Sen. Richard Blumenthal told WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau.
Limited Metro-North Railroad and full Amtrak train service resumed at around 3 p.m. Tuesday between New York and New Haven, according to the MTA.
The celebration will include remarks from Caroline Kennedy, whose mother Jacqueline is credited with saving Grand Central from the wrecking ball. A centennial fanfare will also be performed by the West Point Brass Ensemble.
The railroad had 83 million riders last year and the New Haven Line scored 38.8 million rides alone. That was a 1.5 percent increase over 2011.
Metro-North spokesperson Marjorie Anders said crews had a lot of work to do on the New Canaan Branch to ready it for service.